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January 3, 2017 Press Release

Rep. John Lewis made this statement today in protest against the House Republican changes to the rules:

Mr. Speaker,  I want to thank my friend, not just my colleague, but my classmate.  We came to this Congress together in 1987.  I want to thank you for your leadership, for never giving up, or giving in, but for keeping the faith.

December 13, 2016 Press Release

      As the cost of war skyrockets and its contribution to the federal deficit continues to increase, it is important that Americans fully understand where their tax dollars are spent and how they are spent.  This accounting is especially important as cuts are proposed to important safety net programs like Medicare and Social Security, as well as to services for the unemployed, elderly, women,

December 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON-- On Saturday December 10th in its final session of the 114th Congress, the Senate passed the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S.2854/H.R.5067).  In the Senate the bill was led by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT),  Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO).

November 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following a series of recent high-profile bus crashes, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Sen.

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November 14, 2016 Press Release

This nation has lost one of its premier journalists.   Gwen Ifill exemplified the highest standards of professional reporting .  As the seasoned host of the PBS Newshour and Washington Week, she understood the complexities of politics and built a national reputation for leading a substantive, balanced and fair newscast.  She believed in the necessity and power of news to educa

November 10, 2016 Press Release

Our freedom is not free.  It comes at a price.  No one understands that like the men and women in uniform who serve this nation so well.   As Americans gather to celebrate Veterans Day, we honor the thousands of brave men and women who defend this nation on the frontlines of war and peaceful engagement on American shores and around the world.  We honor those who have laid down their lives for u

October 4, 2016 Press Release

Reps. John Lewis (D-GA), a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee; David Scott (D-GA), a senior member of the Financial Services Committee; John Conyers, Jr.

September 23, 2016 Press Release

Today, Rep. John Lewis introduced this resolution honoring the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  The text of the resolution is attached.  He made this statement upon introduction of the legislation:

September 14, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Lewis made the following speech on the House floor today after previous remarks made by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other colleagues to encourage the Speaker of the House to bring gun control legislation to the floor.  After Lewis’s speech, he asked his colleagues to join him in the well of the House.  Ten members and Lewis stood quietly in the well.  He was joined by Reps.

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